February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Week 4

February is National Cancer Prevention Month! Week 4 Tip: E-Liquids may contain toxic chemicals as well as nicotine, an addictive substance.  Teen use of e-cigarettes has increased at an alarming rate in the U.S.  Talk about the risk of vaping with our youth. Click here to learn more about Cancer Happens, our free cancer education Read more about February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Week 4[…]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Week 3

February is National Cancer Prevention Month! Week 3 Tip: Move more every day, in any way!  60 minutes of exercise daily will help to maintain a healthy weight.  Higher amounts of body fat increase your risk of developing over 10 different types of cancer. Click here to learn more about Cancer Happens, our free cancer Read more about February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Week 3[…]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Get Vaccinated!

February is National Cancer Prevention Month! Week 2 Tip: Get vaccinated!  HPV vaccination can prevent the majority of HPV cancers and precancers from ever developing.  Preteens should get the HPV vaccine at ages 11-12 to get protected before they are exposed to the virus; however vaccination is available through age 26. Click here to learn Read more about February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Get Vaccinated![…]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Skin Cancer

  February is National Cancer Prevention Month!   Week 1 Tip:  Monthly self-examinations of your skin can alert you to skin changes and aid in the early detection of skin cancer.  Other self-exams to help you recognize the changes in your body include breast and testicular checks. Click here to learn more about Cancer Happens, Read more about February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Skin Cancer[…]

Writing a ‘Last Letter’ When You’re Healthy (NY Times)

Writing a ‘Last Letter’ When You’re Healthy (NY Times)

Writing can allow people to express feelings that are too difficult to say out loud.  We have been encouraging teens to write about their experience with cancer in our Cancer Unwrapped® Teen Writing Contest since 2006.  In that time we have received thousands of heartfelt essays that contain messages of love and healing to loved Read more about Writing a ‘Last Letter’ When You’re Healthy (NY Times)[…]

Cancer Unwrapped

How to Write a Winning Essay

As we open our 12th Annual Cancer Unwrapped® Teen Writing Contest, we’re reminded that writing an essay can be very challenging. And writing an essay that is going to be judged, whether it’s by an admissions office or a contest judge, can leave the writer wondering how to give the reader what they want. So Read more about How to Write a Winning Essay[…]